Renato Zanelli


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(b Valparaiso, 1892; d Santiago, 1935).

Chilean baritone, later tenor. Début Santiago 1916 (Valentin in Faust). NY Met 1919–20. In It., 1923, was adv. to change to ten. and made début at Naples 1924 (Raoul in Les Huguenots). CG début 1928. Later sang Tristan and Siegmund in It. Regarded as best Otello since Tamagno.

Subjects: Opera.

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